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, not trayvon martin. >> you said you heard the tape several times, is that mainly listening to it on tv? >> yes. >> were you able to identify mr. zimmerman's voice during the first time you listened to it? yes, my immediate reaction to it was, that is george's voice. >> that's georgy. >> it's george zimmerman, and i wish to god i did not have the ability to recognize that. >> i pushed away from the table and shook my head and said, i can't tell. >> and the judge rules the jury will hear about trayvon martin's alleged pot use. joining us to talk about a busy day in court, mark o'mara. mark, busy day. pretty important day in many ways. how significant is this late breaking decision to allow trayvon martin's toxicology report including his cannibis use to be made available to the court? >> good evening, piers, it's good to chat with you again. we thought this day was coming, the judge had initially said we could not present that evidence until we were able to tie it up in terms of being relevant. we knew we would have a toxicologist come in to say that any level of pot in the system could have som
trayvon martin and could they return for a manslaughter conviction or acquit him of all charges? they asked for 200 exhibits and have testimony to pour over. a fierily closing argument from the defense and an equally re t rebuttal from the prosecution. >> do we think he might have abo acted in self-defense? not convinced, not a concern, that he may just have act in self-defense? if you reach that conclusion, you get to stop. you really do. why? because self-defense is a defense to everything. >> this isn't a complicated case. it's a common sense case and it's not a case about self-defense but denial, george zimmerm zimmerman. >>> incredible lineup of guests for me tonight. a studio audience with opinions you'll want to hear. we'll get to them in a moment. martin salve vague outside the courthouse in sanford, florida. martin this is it now. the jury is out. they spent three and a bit hours deliberating today and asked for some documents. tell me about significance of that. >> well, they did. the jury is allowed to ask questions and in this particular case after their deliberatio
friday. will they find him guilty or not guilty of killing trayvon martin. the most we've heard from the defendant himself. >> did you now have sufficient time to discuss with your attorneys whether or not you wanted to testify in this case? >> yes, your honor. >> i don't need to know what was said but after those discussions, have you made a decision? >> yes, your honor. >> what is your decision, sir. >> after consulting with counsel, not to testify, your honor. >>> so, he won't testify but his defense attorney mark o'mara is talking, striking a confident turn after today's dramatic session. >> i think we have a very, very good chance with the jury right now and with the evidence as presented. he's already given his story or statement five, six, seven times now so the jury has that and we just decided that there was enough evidence in there that we don't need to present any more. >> both sides using high drama with each holding a foam dummy did demonstrate the confrontation that ended trayvon martin's life. >>> dramatic stuff with this dummy and also, seemed very significant concess
trayvon martin's life. >>> dramatic stuff with this dummy and also, seemed very significant concession that by the state over who may have been on top. >> piers, yes, another fascinating day inside the courtroom. you have to say the prosecution's case went through an evolution i support is the kindest way. clearly a change in the way the prosecution has presented what happened. john guy getting up there, demonstrating with maybe one of the strongest testimonies, this testimony coming from something that is not alive, a dummy. he grabbed that dummy and essentially is now saying that the state is willing to concede that trayvon martin may have been on top of george zimmerman, but they didn't just give up on that. listen to his explanation, fairly dramatic. >> if this person, this mannequin were carrying a firearm on their waist, where would the gun be in relation to me? >> would be at your left inner thigh. >> right here, right? >> yes, if he was right-handed it would be at your left inner thigh. >> right, underneath my leg? >> yes, inside your leg. >> okay. were you aware the defendant
of all, if george zimmerman tried to put out trayvon von martin's hands after she hot him, why were the hands under the body f. george zimmerman said trayvon mapp martin said you got me, how is that possible after being shot in the heart? listen to his explanation. >> even if i, right now, reached across, put my hand through your chest, grabbed your heart and ripped it out, you could stand there and talk to me for 10 to 15 seconds or walk over to me, because the thing that's controlling your move the and ability to speak is the brain, and that has a reserved supply of 10 to 15 seconds. >> reporter: that is powerful stuff, piers. you cannot argue with this guy's dee meaner, too. he was looking to the jury and telling them his explanation. >> the second thing that was, i thought, very significant was he testified that zimmerman's injuries also fit his account involving being stunned. tell me about this. >> reporter: oh, this is huge. if it's second-degree murder, they have to determine if these injuries were bad enough, that this defendant can say i feared for my life. they said those
passionate closing arguments from the prosecution. >> trayvon martin, he was staying, he was there legally. he hadn't broken in or trespassed. he was there legally. he bought skittles and water mel lean or iced tea or whatever. that was his crime. >>> six women, five mothers will decide if zimmerman murdered trayvon martin or acted in self-defense. the jury may consider the lesser charge of manslaughter. that's important for the state and they hammered at the notion the unarmed black teenager was the aggressor. >> why does this defendant get out of the car if he thinks that trayvon martin is a threat to him? why? why? because he's got a gun. he's got the equalizer. he's going to take care of it. he's a want to be cop. >> we begin with martin savidge outside the courthouse in sanford. martin, what a day. highly emotional that closing argument from the prosecutor. i found it gripping to watch, and i have to say, if i was a member of that jury, compelling. >> right. let me point out the closing statement differed from the opening statement. a physical blow when they delivered the string of cu
. a jury that today heard impartii impassioned closing arguments from the pruce. trayvon martin was there. he was there legally. he bought skittles or iced tea or whatever it's called. that was his crime. >> six women, five mothers, will decide if trayvon martin acted in self-defense. the judge said the jury may also consider the lesser charge of manslaughter. the state hammered away at the notion that the unarmed teen-ager was the aggressor. >> why does the defendant get out of the car if he thinks he's a threat to him? why? because he's got a gun. he's got the equalizer. he's got to take care of it. he's a wanna-be cop. >> sanford martin, what day. very, very dramatic, highly emotional, that closing argument from the prosecutor. i found it gripping to watch and i have to say if i was a member of that jury, very compelling. >> you're absolutely right. let me point out the significant difference between the way the closing statement by the prosecution differed from the opening statement. if you remember that, it was almost like a physical blow when they delivered that string of curse word
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